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BBC Radiophonic Workshop On Tour with the Arturia MatrixBrute

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Founded in 1958, The Radiophonic Workshop was at the forefront of electronic music and sound creation for BBC radio and television and drama.

Operating until 1996 the impact of The Radiophonic Workshop is undeniable, with pioneers such as Delia Darbyshire and Daphne Oram paving the way for artists such as Kraftwerk, Vangelis, and Giorgio Moroder.

Mark Ayers who worked at The Radiophonic Workshop in its final days was asked to come back and archive the workshop. Whilst doing this he realised that “…People still had an interest in what we had achieved, so we thought “why not put a band together and play some of our greatest hits?”, and that’s precisely what they did.

The Arturia MatrixBrute is an important part of the The Radiophonic Workshop band’s live rig, and as Mark Ayres states, “When I first saw MatrixBrute, the picture of it, it looked to me like someone had taken the MS20, supercharged it, and found a way to add a digital patch bay.”

And now you can download a MatrixBrute sound pack created by The Radiophonic Workshop which features sounds in their own inimitable style.

Make your way to the Arturia website to hear some of the patches they created, and to read more about The Radiophonic Workshop.

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